July 11, 2013

"On The Shoulders of Hobbits" Book Review

I recently read "On the Shoulders of Hobbits" by Louis Markos and would recommend it to anybody who enjoys the writings  of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, namely "The Lord of the Rings" series and the "Chronicles of Narnia" series.
I grew up reading the "Chronicles of Narnia" and as I child, I didn't really understand much of the symbolism.  As an adult, watching the movies that were made from both of these book series made me realize what a treasure both of these amazing works are and what a gift they were to society as a whole.  Markos does an excellent job of delving into the common themes and virtues displayed in both book series as he places emphasis on how we as humans communicate morality and virtues through storytelling.  Tolkien and Lewis were masters at the art of storytelling, and they wrote in such a timeless style that even we, in our world full of constant connectedness and social networking,  can be taken away to the lands of hobbits and elves and have the opportunity to reexamine what life is really all about.  Faith, Justice, Friendship and Wisdom are all virtues that we all can learn and benefit from in our daily lives. Let Louis Markos lead you on a road of rediscovery, as you travel with him through these great literary works.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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